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RIP Mikhail Gorbachev
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 30, 2022 04:39PM
MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Gorbachev, who as the last leader of the Soviet Union waged a losing battle to salvage a crumbling empire but produced extraordinary reforms that led to the end of the Cold War, died Tuesday. He was 91.



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Re: RIP Mikhail Gorbachev
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 30, 2022 05:21PM
He thew in a towel that Putin is determined to retrieve.
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Re: RIP Mikhail Gorbachev
Posted by: chopper
Date: August 30, 2022 07:54PM
I really liked that guy. Sad to hear.
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Re: RIP Mikhail Gorbachev
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: August 31, 2022 09:43AM
There is a fairly long but interesting piece on his whole career in Lawyers Guns & Money:

[www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com]

The author says that he was a failure, and that he is hated by most Russians since his days in power.
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Re: RIP Mikhail Gorbachev
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 01, 2022 12:58PM
There was podcast back when the Ukraine war started, where the interviewer talked with his Russian friend. That friend liked Putin, even in the wake of the Ukraine invasion. She perceived Putin as having lifted Russia out of the terrible place it was in at the end of the 1990s, and anything he did since was OK because of that redemption.

Gorbachev reminds me of a general who won the war brilliantly, but was a terrible peace time president.



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